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Friday, June 17, 2011

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt


For several months now, I've really been looking forward to sharing this story with you all---but I had to wait until after my cousin, Cara's, baby shower.

A couple months ago, I wrote about my special cup that I found out at my Grandma Betty's old place---more than 25 years after she last washed it and set it on the shelf for the next time I came to visit.  You can read that again here.

That same week, I was given a bunch of her old sewing things.  In one of the boxes, I found a big stack of Sunbonnet Sue quilt blocks.  About 20 or so were finished---and there's another 30 or more that are cut out and ready to be put together.  


At the time of her death, I was one of two granddaughters.  The third, my cousin Cara, was born just days after Grandma Betty passed away.  


A couple weeks ago, our family celebrated the arrival of Nick and Cara's first baby, Sophia Ralene.  I thought a very fitting gift for her would be a little baby quilt made from one of these blocks found in Grandma's things.  


Cara was super blessed by the gift and it was nice to think Grandma Betty was there with us that day in some small way!


I'm linking up with Beverly's Pink Saturday today.  Make sure and visit a few other participants if you have the chance this weekend!

13 comments:

  1. What a sweet story and sweeter still that the blocks were made into such a pretty quilt!
    Thank you for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!
    Jil

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  2. Oh Sarah,
    This is so precious! How are you, my friend? Sending ((hugs)) your way~
    XO
    Cindy

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  3. What a beautiful story and gift! How blessed is she and her baby to have such a wonderful cousin!! Happy pink week!

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  4. Sarah,congrats on Sophia's arrival. What a treasured quilt you have created. It is just wonderful.

    Happy PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  5. It's always comforting to know loved ones are with you. Lovely story.

    HPS

    LL

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  6. Happy Pink Saturday, Sarah.

    What a wonderful gift you gave your cousin. I sure this will become a forever treasure for her sweet baby.

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  7. Well, first of all, can I just say how much I LOVE your blog!! The design is fantastic. I've just been thoroughly lured in and have signed as your new follower.

    And secondly, that's SUCH a lovely post! How wonderful to give so much meaning to old things.

    Sarahx

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  8. That is absolutely a wonderful gift. I recently gave a quilt for a baby shower. I did not make mine. I had someone else. It is a forever gift.

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  9. What a sweet gift. You brought back memories of a Sunbonnet Sue quilt I used to sleep under...
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  10. What a sweet story! Your Scripture up at the top of the blog really encouraged me today, too. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  11. That was so sweet and thoughtful of you. I am sure it will be considered a family heirloom... hopefully passed down.
    I wanted to let you know I am having a June Giveaway and would love you to enter. ,,, here is thelink :http://prettyistoo.blogspot.com/2011/06/monday-bunday-giveaway.html
    two ways to win .. by linking up with your Bunny and/or simply making a comment.
    Hope to hear from you ... good luck!

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  12. what a lovely way to celebrate your grandmother and the new baby. Hopping over from Pink Saturday. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs

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  13. A very sweet and thoughtful gift. I'm sure your granny would be proud!

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